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UH Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching 2002-2006 Award Recipients

Manoa’s Meritorious Teachers

Jenny Teruya, headshot

Jenny Teruya
College of Business Administration

Jenny Teruya is an assistant professor of accountancy in the College of Business Administration. Teruya believes that teaching extends beyond the textbook and course material. Teruya tries to make connections between the courses students take with their own lives and career goals. Her classes teach students about life, ethics, meeting deadlines, respecting the ideas of other people, working hard and juggling different obligations.

Teruya has proven to be one of the brightest stars in the School of Accountancy. She helped develop the new accounting information systems course and is involved in the school’s overall curriculum development. Teruya efforts have been recognized and rewarded by the college. She’s received the Dennis Ching Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award and the Beta Alpha Psi’s Outstanding Faculty Award.

Instead of addressing her "Professor Teruya," her students call her "Jenny." She believes the personable salutation contributes to a pleasant learning environment. A student said, "In my years in UH Manoa, this instructor is the most organized one that I have had…she shows the caring, the time and the responsibility of a quality teacher."

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching recognizes Manoa faculty members who have made significant contributions to teaching and student learning.

Select a recipient for more about that individual, or view the most recent winners.


Benjamin Bergen, headshot
Benjamin Bergen
Tep Dobry, headshot
Tep Dobry
Electrical Engineering
Gwen Naguwa, headshot
Gwen Naguwa
Scott Rowland, headshot
Scott Rowland
Geology and Geophysics
C. Alan Titchenal, headshot
C. Alan Titchenal
Human Nutrition


Sun-Ki Chai, headshot
Sun-Ki Chai
Jason Maddock, headshot
Jason Maddock
Public Health Science and Epidemiology
John Rieder, headshot
John Rieder
John Zuern, headshot
John Zuern


Kazi Ashraf, headshot
Kazi Ashraf
Carlos Coimbra, headshot
Carlos Coimbra
Lorrie Wong, headshot
Lorrie Wong


Michael Cheang, headshot
Michael Cheang
Center on Aging
Annette Sherry, headshot
Annette Sherry
Jenny Teruya, headshot
Jenny Teruya
Sylvia Yuen, headshot
Sylvia Yuen
Center on the Family